The much-awaited list of Oscars is out. The list which contains newly inducted 774 members, eligible for voting rights for the next Academy Awards. It raised a few eyebrows because the list had many big names except The King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. The list had names like Deepika Padukone, Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Irrfan Khan,Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan.
Despite ruling millions of hearts, it is disheartening to find Shah Rukh Khan’s name missing in the list. There was lot of ruckus on Social Media following this. The body received immense criticism and critique from his fans.
The bylaws posted on the Academy website (Oscar.org) clearly stated the eligibility to become Academy members. This is indeed a dig at all those fans who abused the Academy board for omitting SRK in the list. This statement might raise the blood pressure levels of SRKians. It reads:
“Invitation to active membership shall be limited to those person active in the motion picture arts and sciences, or credited with screen achievements, or who have otherwise achieved distinction in the motion picture arts and sciences and who, in the opinion of the Board are qualified for membership.”
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This reason is neither convincing nor valid. Shah Rukh Khan has got a global recognition and his stardom is beyond words. It seems Shah Rukh Khan needs to do a lot more in America to be known better. Isn’t it ridiculous! What do you feel?